Steve Willis

Lead Pastor

Since first visiting FBC in 1998, Pastor Steve has had many roles within our congregation. He originally served as Associate for Youth Ministries but now serves as a pastor for the entire congregation. His primary ministries are teaching during Sunday morning services, overall church leadership, and outreach to the Tri-State area.


God has blessed Steve to share God’s love on 5 continents and over 35 countries.  He has degrees from West Virginia University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Human Development from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He is married to Deanna, his wife of over 25 years, and they have three children (Titus, Johnna, and Lucas).


Steve enjoys sports, the outdoors, and traveling for the purpose of mission work and experiencing God’s creation. (He’s still hoping for a single-digit golf handicap, but it’s looking more and more like that will have to wait until after the rapture!)

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PO Box 787

Ashland, KY 41105-0787

We are committed to being a church made up of disciple-making disciples of Christ. That is, we want to reach people with the gospel of Jesus and we want to invest in people—not programs—so that they grow up in Christ and live out true faith in every area of life.

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